Destination: Christchurch

Creating a Learning Movement out of Disruption

A unique professional learning opportunity with a group of like-minded future-focused education innovators

Be immersed in a microcosm of educational innovation and change

Christchurch is transforming itself as a learning city. Following the earthquakes in 2010 and 2011 when the city was devastated, rather than rebuilding schools just as they were, Christchurch committed to constructing innovative physical environments that enable future-focused education for all learners and their communities.

Dates: 5 -9 August, 2019

Your hosts: Anne Knock and Cheryl Doig

Anne Knock has organised and led professional study tours for educators and architects since 2011 and she is excited to be working with Cheryl on this exciting opportunity.

Cheryl is a Christchurch-based leadership futurist, director of Think Beyond and a specialist in leading complex change. She has been a strategic voice in reimagining schools and learning in Christchurch.

Each day, Anne and Cheryl will facilitate sessions to integrate the key points of the day into your unique context.

Across the week

Monday 5 August – Your arrival in Christchurch
(make your own way there).

  • Arrival and check in (hotel to be confirmed)
  • 7pm meet for dinner. Meet your fellow-travellers and learn about the Christchurch context

Tuesday 6 August – Setting the scene

Christchurch story – gain an understanding of the cultural context. Through a guided walk you will understand the city and its people.

Your story – A facilitated session to unpack your story, challenges and opportunities.

School visit where every student develops an individual education plan, mapping out their own learning pathway.

Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 August

School visits: Greenfield sites and established schools, focusing on

  • Setting culture
  • Creating community
  • Transforming practice

Debrief: Continuing the conversation

Friday 9 August -What have we learnt?
9am – 12noon: Workshop and walk.
When you return – What’s your next steps?
Lunch and goodbye.
Organise your flights home or spend the weekend in Christchurch

Across the week you will

  • See schools in action – the design of spaces with flexibility and adaptability
  • Learn from school-based teams, how the school has navigated change, while supporting and growing teacher capacity
  • Hear about the student experience of learning and community
  • Diverse pedagogical approaches, embedding inquiry processes
  • Understand the ways in which schools have responded to tragedy and the lessons learnt

Cost: AUD$2900
GST does not apply.

This includes:

  • Accomodation and breakfast
  • Daily transport
  • Daily PD program
  • Honorarium to schools visited
  • Opening dinner
  • Closing lunch

If you would like further information, email Anne directly by completing this form.

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